Production Blog
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Fri Aug 15, 2014 02:13 PM CDT

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- The signs that harvest is close go beyond the calendar date. I can smell it as I walk along the fencerows and hear it in the rustle of drying corn leaves. The other big clue is my suitcase is packed for the 2014 Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour.

I feel as though I've already been on a scouting marathon the past few weeks. A series of field days and farm visits have had me in and out of corn and soybean fields across a number of states.

Yes, I've seen a few agronomic challenges. It's easy ...

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